Verifying latrines in Vietnam and Cambodia

The benefits of every household having convenient, safe access to a hygienic latrine are enormous. Communities and neighbourhoods would be cleaner, safer and healthier. The incidence of diseases caused by exposure to faecal matter would be reduced, potentially saving many …

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Promoting perennial pastures

They call the soil of the coastal sand plains of the Northern Agricultural Region of Western Australia “gutless” and “glass beads”. Farmers here coax extraordinary harvests but periodic droughts are an ever-present threat to their farming systems. How can this …

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Demographic portraits of your community

The Australian census has never been as informative but too few organisations are making full use of it. Social Dimensions produces demographic profiles for local governments, regional development committees, businesses and not-for-profits who need to know more about the people …

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The Demographic and Health Surveys

  Over 90 countries have conducted a Demographic and Health Survey. Financially supported by USAID for thirty years, MEASURE DHS is the single largest and most respected source of demographic, health and social data for low and middle income countries. …

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Connected youth: young people and the Internet

Young people are supposed to lead the way in use of the Internet.  But are high school students in the regional centre of Geraldton really switched on and connected?  As part of a project with the City of Greater Geraldton, …

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Informing Geraldton residents: how well is the City doing?

The phone survey of community members has ended.   We reached a representative sample of residents aged 15 and above.  A big thanks to the participants and the Royal Lifesaving call centre in Bridgetown for making this possible. The CGG staff …

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Demographic information systems for Aboriginal development

The lack of accurate information about Aboriginal populations is frustrating for community members, service providers and governments.  The Australian census provides only a snapshot and has known data quality problems.  Education, health and employment programs know how many people they serve …

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Geraldton’s Foreshore

In a few short years the Geraldton Foreshore has become one of the best loved features of the city.  Everyone has an opinion about how it should be developed. The City of Geraldton-Greenough contracted Social Dimensions to learn what people valued …

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